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Robert Greer

 
Bio:
MEMBER AEA and SDC DIRECTOR Contemporary Scandinavian Playwrights: Loving Selma Lagerlöf † Marianne Goldman, Deutsches Haus, Columbia University After the Last Curtain † Helena Sigander, Deutsches Haus Black Othello * Cecilia Sidenbladh, Deutsches Haus The Ice Maiden † Cecilia ... (read complete bio)
 

Bio:
MEMBER AEA and SDC DIRECTOR Contemporary Scandinavian Playwrights: Loving Selma Lagerlöf † Marianne Goldman, Deutsches Haus, Columbia University After the Last Curtain † Helena Sigander, Deutsches Haus Black Othello * Cecilia Sidenbladh, Deutsches Haus The Ice Maiden † Cecilia ... (read complete bio)
 

 

Robert Greer Biography

MEMBER

AEA and SDC

DIRECTOR

Contemporary Scandinavian Playwrights:
Loving Selma Lagerlöf † Marianne Goldman, Deutsches Haus, Columbia University
After the Last Curtain † Helena Sigander, Deutsches Haus
Black Othello * Cecilia Sidenbladh, Deutsches Haus
The Ice Maiden † Cecilia Sidenbladh, The Strindberg Museum, Stockholm; and Deutsches Haus
My Astrid! * Vladimir Oravsky & Kurt Peter Larsen, Deutsches Haus
Family Night *, Stig Dalager, Shotgun Productions, Repertorio Español, NY
Faces †, Stig Dalager, Theatre Studio, Inc., NY
Alva and Gunnar *, Hans Hederberg, Deutsches Haus
Hanna’s Midsummer †, Margareta Garpe, Deutsches Haus
All The Days, All The Nights †, Margareta Garpe, Deutsches Haus
Stolen Jewels †, Kristina Lugn, Deutsches Haus
The Night Walkers †, Kristina Lugn, University Of Michigan and Deutsches Haus
Silver Star †, Kristina Lugn, Minor Latham Playhouse, and Ruth & Roger †, Barnard College, NY
Aunt Blossom †, Kristina Lugn, Nordic Theatre Festival ’95, and The Old Girls at Lake Garda †, At The Minor Latham Playhouse
The Hour of the Dog †, Kristina Lugn, Edinburgh Fringe Festival; Deutsches Haus; Tribeca Lab, NY; Synchronicity Space, NY; and Barge Music, Brooklyn
The Whore from Harlem †, Anthony Swerling, International Fringe Festival, NY; and The Complex, LA
Bay Ridge *, Edvard Rønning, Minor Latham Playhouse

Classic Scandinavian Playwrights:
Agnete †, Amalie Skram, Deutsches Haus
Theories †, Victoria Benedictsson, Deutsches Haus
Spellbound †, Victoria Benedictsson, Deutsches Haus
Men of Honor †, Laura Kieler, Deutsches Haus
True Women †, Anna Charlotte Leffler, Rutgers College, NJ; Deutsches Haus; and UCLA

August Strindberg:
Little Catechism for the Lower Class *, Deutsches Haus
Den Starkare, The Strindberg Festival, Stockholm; and The Stronger, and Deutsches Haus

as Artistic Director Of The Resident Compay At The Gene Frankel Theatre, 24 Bond Street, NY:
To Damascus, Part Two, Gene Frankel Theatre
Storm, Gene Frankel Theatre
Miss Julie, Gene Frankel Theatre
To Damascus, Part One, Gene Frankel Theatre
Easter, Gene Frankel Theatre
Casper’s Fat Tuesday † and The Stronger, Gene Frankel Theatre
Playing with Fire, Gene Frankel Theatre ‡ and The New School For Drama, NY

Contemporary English Language Playwrights:
The Coarsers of Connecticut *, Ann Firestone Ungar, Gene Frankel Theatre
Nude Producer Descending *, Ann Firestone Ungar, Manhattan Theatre Source, NY
The Clown Woman *, Sandra Hochman & Galt Macdermot, Sardi’s, NY
The Life Singer *, Sandra Hochman & Galt Macdermot, Tribeca Lab
Missionaries, Mario Fratti, Theatre Studio. Inc.
The Brothel, Mario Fratti, Miranda Theatre
The Letter, Mario Fratti, Theatre Row Theatre, NY
Cardboard Windows *, Elizabeth West Versalie, Theatre Row Theatre and La Mama Etc, NY
Sonia *, Rose Nalbandian, Pulse Ensemble Theatre, NY

French Playwrights,
No Exit, Jean-Paul Sartre, Miranda Theatre, NY
Rodugune †, Pierre Corneille, Miranda Theatre

TRANSLATOR

Chamber Plays I- II: Storm and Burnt House, by August Strindberg
Faces (recipient of translation grant from The Danish Literary Information Center) by Stig Dalager
Family Night (recipient of translation grant from The Danish Literary Information Center) by Stig Dalager
The Stronger and Pariah, works in process, by August Strindberg

PRODUCER

Crimes and Crimes, by August Strindberg, Gene Frankel Theatre
Kristina, by August Strindberg, Gene Frankel Theatre
Mr. Bengt’s Wife †, by August Strindberg, Gene Frankel Theatre
Connect/Disconnect †, by Owen Robertson & Jan-Erik Sääf, Midtown International Theater Festival, NY
In Search of Strindberg *, by and with Viveca Lindfors, The Strindberg Festival, and The Actors Studio, NY
Nordic Theatre Festival ‘95, with Profs. Aili & Austin Flint and Verne Moberg, Columbia University
I Count the Hours †, by Stig Dalager, Theatre Row Theatre ‡, and La Mama Etc
The Dream, by Stig Dalager, with Bibi Andersson

LIFE MEMBER

Swedish Translators in North America (Founding Vice President),
Society for the Advancement of Scandinavian Study

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE

Ph.D Program in Theatre, CUNY Graduate Center
M.A. Program in Directing, Emerson College
Film Sectionm, Cinema Verité, MIT
S.B. Music & Electrical Engineering, MIT
Commercial Theater Institute, NYC

LANGUAGES

Swedish; Columbia University Program in Swedish, Svenska Institutet, and Folkuniversitetet In Stockholm
Norwegian, Norwegian Seamen’s Church, NY
Classical Greek, CUNY Classics Institute
Russian, MIT Russian House

VOICE

Boston Symphony Orchestra; The Tanglewood Festival, Symphony Hall, The Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall

DANCE

Zena Rommett Floor Barre (Certified Instructor) Douglas Boulivar and Marguerite Wesley
Ballet; Wilhelm Burmann, David Howard and Nancy Bielski
Tap; Robert Audy, Andrew Black and Charles Goddertz

* world première
† English-language première
‡ Off-Broadway mini contract






Robert Greer News

OCCASIONALLY, NOTHING Absurdist Play By Natalie Menna Announced at Theatre for the Ne Photo OCCASIONALLY, NOTHING Absurdist Play By Natalie Menna Announced at Theatre for the New City
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 16, 2022

It was inevitable, perhaps, that post-truth politics would seep into 21st century absurdist theater.  One sunny example is 'Occasionally Nothing' by Natalie Menna, which takes us to an upsetting time-to-come when something can become a profound, obvious nothing. 

Sunday Morning Michael Dale: Love Gets Debated, The Duplex Gets a Makeover and the K. Photo Sunday Morning Michael Dale: Love Gets Debated, The Duplex Gets a Makeover and the K.G.B. Switches Allegiances
by Michael Dale - Mar 6, 2022

An audience participation panel discussion show that tours one-nighters around the country debates how to get dating right.

Theater for the New City Presents August Strindberg's DANCE OF DEATH, PARTS ONE AND T Photo Theater for the New City Presents August Strindberg's DANCE OF DEATH, PARTS ONE AND TWO
by A.A. Cristi - Feb 18, 2022

From February 25 to March 13, Theater for the New City (TNC) will present the August Strindberg Rep production of August Strindberg's 'Dance of Death, Parts One and Two,' newly translated and directed by Robert Greer.

August Strindberg Rep Performs DANCE OF DEATH, PARTS 1 & 2 at Theater for the New Cit Photo August Strindberg Rep Performs DANCE OF DEATH, PARTS 1 & 2 at Theater for the New City This Month
by Stephi Wild - Feb 4, 2022

From February 25 to March 13, Theater for the New City (TNC) will present the August Strindberg Rep production of August Strindberg's 'Dance of Death, Parts One and Two,' newly translated and directed by Robert Greer.

Theater for the New City Announces 19th Annual Love 'n Courage Gala Photo Theater for the New City Announces 19th Annual Love 'n Courage Gala
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 19, 2022

Theater for the New City's Emerging Playwrights Program will be beneficiary of the theater's 19th annual Love 'n Courage benefit Monday, February 14, 2022 at The Players, 16 Gramercy Park South.  The evening honors Austin Pendleton, Drama Desk and Obie winner, Tony Award nominated actor, playwright, theater director and teacher.

Over 180 Performances Set for TNC's 26th LOWER EAST SIDE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS Photo Over 180 Performances Set for TNC's 26th LOWER EAST SIDE FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 26, 2021

Theater for the New City's Lower East Side Festival of the Arts, which had to be presented virtually last year, returns May 28-30, 2021 as an indoor and outdoor live audience event with an emphasis on safety.

OCCASIONALLY NOTHING to be Presented by Theater for the New City Photo OCCASIONALLY NOTHING to be Presented by Theater for the New City
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 12, 2021

It was inevitable, perhaps, that post-truth politics would seep into 21st century absurdist theater. One sunny example is 'Occasionally Nothing' by Natalie Menna, which takes us to an upsetting time-to-come when something can become a profound, obvious nothing. Life becomes the time in between the sometimes which sometimes happen.

TNC's Love 'n Courage Gala Will Benefit Emerging Playwrights Program Photo TNC's Love 'n Courage Gala Will Benefit Emerging Playwrights Program
by Stephi Wild - Jan 22, 2020

Theater for the New City's Emerging Playwrights Program will be beneficiary of the theater's 17th Annual Love 'n Courage benefit Monday, February 24, 2020 at The Players, 16 Gramercy Park South. The evening honors James Rado, the Tony and Grammy Award winning, actor, playwright, composer and co-author of the musical 'Hair.'

Strindberg's THE PELICAN and ISLE OF THE DEAD Will Have World Premieres Together at T Photo Strindberg's THE PELICAN and ISLE OF THE DEAD Will Have World Premieres Together at TNC
by Stephi Wild - Jan 17, 2020

Sweden's greatest modernist playwright, August Strindberg, returned from the Continent to Stockholm in 1906, where he lived out his last seven years. There he wrote 'The Pelican' for his Intimate Theater in 1907 and 'Isle of the Dead' (Toten-Insel) immediately after as its prologue. The latter was unpublished until 1918 and rediscovered in the early 60s, when it was found and promptly dismissed as an incomplete fragment. The two plays were finally reunited by Ingmar Bergman in a radio version in 2003. It was his last dramatic production. From February 6 to 22 August Strindberg Rep, a resident company of Theater for the New City (TNC), will bring the two plays to the stage together for the first time in history. It will also be the world premiere of new English translations of both plays by Robert Greer, Artistic Director of Strindberg Rep, who helms the production.

Town Mountain Releases 'Down Low' Video Featuring Tyler Childers Photo Town Mountain Releases 'Down Low' Video Featuring Tyler Childers
by Kaitlin Milligan - Dec 11, 2019

Known for their rowdy, energetic performances, Town Mountain has spent most of 2019 on the road, playing major festivals and venues across the country, including the legendary Grand Ole Opry. On September 30, the band made their debut at the iconic Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado, to a sold-out crowd alongside prolific singer-songwriter Robert Earl Keen and Grammy-nominee Tyler Childers. Today, JamBase premiered the band's live performance of “Down Low” featuring Childers, who co-wrote the duet with banjo player and vocalist Jesse Langlais for Town Mountain's most recent album, New Freedom Blues. “It's always a pleasure to do shows with Tyler and The Food Stamps,” Langlais explains. “We love the guys and we love the music, brothers in arms! And it's always a highlight when Tyler comes up with us and performs 'Down Low'. Especially at a venue like Red Rocks where you can just feel the energy and magic in the air.”